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Monday, September 5 through Sunday, September 11
Issue No. 136

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Kaepernick - Michael Zagaris
Backup San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, awash in controversy over his refusal to stand during the playing of the National Anthem, now finds himself with one of the hottest selling jerseys in the NFL. The 49ers open their 2016 season on Monday, September 12 as they host the Los Angeles Rams at 7:20 p.m. on ESPN at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.  Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Game Day - 3-31-16
Henry's Sports Bar is Berkeley's best place to catch all the games on 13 TVs, including the 108" Big Screen TV. We have all the Sports Packages and Sports Channels, including the Pac-12 Network. From baseball to soccer / futbol, to the Rio Olympics to Cal Athletics, come to Henry's for great local and regional craft brews, FAN-tastic food and great times with your friends at Berkeley's Best Sports Bar and GastroPub. Henry's is located in the Hotel Durant, just steps away from UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, and the Greek Theater. Monday Night Baseball specials! Watch the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's and all baseball teams and get ready to SCOOOOOOORE! with the biggest soccer matches of the year at Henry's Sports Bar and GastroPub, 2600 Durant Street, Berkeley, 94704! (510) 809-4132.

Michael Zagaris - 9-5-16
San Francisco 49ers cornerbacks Will Redmond (left, No. 23) and Rashard Robinson (No. 33) celebrate an interception as the Niners would storm back with a 22-point fourth quarter and defeat the San Diego Chargers, 31-21 on Thursday night. Their regular season opens on Monday, September 12 when they host the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium at 7:20 p.m. on ESPN. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Marcus Rush - 49ers - 9-5-16 - Michael Zagaris
San  Francisco 49ers linebacker Marcus Rush (No. 44) had another standout game versus the San Diego Chargers, with two sacks and returning an interception (above) but it was not enough to make the final roster. Instead, Rush has been added to the nine-man practice squad to start the season. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

49ers - 9-5-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian Ponder, seen here pregame last week against the Green Bay Packers, brought the Niners back in the fourth quarter on the road against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, September 1 by scoring two rushing touchdowns and driving for a third with running back Kelvin Taylor rushing into the end zone, resulting in a 31-21 victory in their last preseason game.  The 49ers host the Los Angeles Rams next Monday in the season opener at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

49ers - 9-6-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Charlese dances on the field at Levi's Stadium on Friday, August 26 before the game with the Green Bay Packers

Raiders - 9-5-16 - Ed Jay
Quarterbacks Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders (left) and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks chat for a few minutes after their game on Thursday evening, September 1, before joining a pray circle. The Seahawks won this last preseason game for each team, 23-21, at the Oakland Coliseum. The Raiders begin their 2016 NFL season on Sunday morning, September 11, visiting the New Orleans Saints at 10 a.m. on FOX. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 9-5-16 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton impressed the coaches and made the final cut to stay with the team. Holton did not play football in high school but was discovered by a junior college coach while playing flag football in a park. Holton is also a childhood friend of Amari Cooper, since he was 11 years old. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 9-5-15 - Ed Jay
Seattle Seahawks coach and Bay Area native (Marin County), Pete Carroll, was in mid-season form as he vehemently argues a call. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 9-5-16 - Ed Jay
The Black Hole, as always, showed their boisterous support and love for their favorite team, the Oakland Raiders, on Thursday evening, September 1. The Seattle Seahawks would win the last preseason game for each team, 23-21. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 9-5-16 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiderettes Allison (left) and Amanda have a unique distinction of being sisters. This is Allison's first year while Amanda is entering her second season. 
Photo by Ed Jay.

Stanford - Sept 6 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal junior running back Christian McCaffrey (5) is tackled by Kansas State Wildcat defensive back Donnie Starks (10) during the first quarter of their game last Friday, September 2.  McCaffrey had two touchdowns and 210 all-purpose yards on the evening, and the Cardinal won, 26-13, in their first game of the 2016 season at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.  © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Stanford - 9-5-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal fifth-year senior defensive end Jordan Watkins displays the safety sign after tackling Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz (not pictured) in the end zone for two points.  The #8-ranked Cardinal defeated the Wildcats, 26-13, in the first game of the season for both teams. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Stanford - 9-5-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal senior quarterback Ryan Burns runs up the middle for a four-yard gain in the first quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats.  Burns was 14 of 18 for 156 yards passing and one touchdown on Friday, September 2 in Palo Alto. 
Mazda Raceway - 9-5-16 - Kenny Karst
The No. 31 Formula One 1974 Terrell 007, driven by Nicholas Colyvas of San Francisco, leads the pack down through the corkscrew Turns 8 and 8a at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Sunday, August 21.  The next racing takes place this coming weekend from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11 with the Mazda Road to Indy, featuring a full schedule of open-wheel racing on three different competition levels.  Visit for further information.  © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda  Racwway - 9-5-16 - Kenny Karst
The 1986 Porsche 962, driven by Zak Brown, comes down through the corkscrew out of Turn 8a at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Sunday, August 21. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Giants - 9-5-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants veteran catcher Buster Posey, seen here during an earlier home game, had one of the four Giants hits in their 3-2, 13-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday, September 4. The Giants travel to Colorado for a three-game series with the Rockies, beginning today at 1:10 p.m. on Comcast Sports Bay Area and KNBR. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Oakland A's 9-5-16 - Darren Yamashita
Boston designated hitter David Ortiz (Big Papi) acknowledges the crowd before the game between the Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. This would be Ortiz's final appearance at the Coliseum as he will retire at the end of the season. 

Oakland A's - 9-5-16 - Darren Yamashita
Doves are released and cancer survivors gather on the field in the shape of the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon before the Oakland A's vs. Boston Red Sox game on Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Coliseum. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

Oakland A's - 9-5-16 - Darren Yamashita
Oakland A's infielder Danny Valencia scores the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the A's beat the Boston Red Sox, 1-0. The victory kept the A's from being swept in the three-game series. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

Oakland A's - 9-5-16 - Michael Zagaris
As if further clarification was needed, Oakland's Danny Valencia adds his own safe sign to his having just scored the winning run and shutting out the high-powered Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, 1-0. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Oakland A's - 9-6-16 - Darren Yamashita
Oakland A's left fielder Khris Davis receives a pie to the face from teammate Stephen Vogt after hitting the game-winning double to beat the Red Sox on Sunday, 1-0. The A's were shut out into the eight inning, yet collected two hits and won the game. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 

Oakland A's - 9-5-16 - Michael Zagaris
Looking a bit refreshed, Khris Davis enters the clubhouse after being pied and receiving a Gator Aid shower. His double, and only the second A's hit of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, drove home the winning run.

Oakland A's - 9-5-16 - Michael Zagaris
Thanks,  Big Papi, for 20 years of remarkable memories.  Photo by Michael Zagaris.

San Jose Earthquakes - 9-5-16 - Darren Yamashita
Kofi Sarkodie (2) and Erick Gutierrez Galaviz (15) battle for the ball as the San Jose Earthquakes hosted Pachuca from Mexico's Liga MX at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Saturday, September 3. A late Earthquakes rally fell short as Pachuca earned a 4-3 victory. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

San Jose Earthquakes - 9-5-16 - Darren Yamashita
San Jose Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart leaps to elude the tackle of Pachuca's Jose Esquivel Martinez. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

San Jose Earthquakes - 9-5-16 - Darren Yamashita
Midfielder Shea Salinas' shot eludes the outstretched leg of Pachuca's Raul Lopez Gomez and ends up in the net for the Earthquakes' third goal of the game. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Darren Yamashita.
Cal Student-Athletes
We continue a new series of regular reports on promising Cal athletes for our readers, authored by one of their very own, Nicole Henriksson. Nicole is a talented third-year double major (Political Science/American Studies) student who still finds time to excel on UC Berkeley's field hockey team and 
comp i le profiles of her fellow student-athletes. 
We are sure you will enjoy them.

Cal Bears - 8-29-16

Cal Bears - 9-5-16
Four-on-four -- Cal Bears and junior forward/midfielder Matt Chasman (No. 4) and Penn State sophomore defender Brennan Ireland (No. 4) jostle for control in their match on Sunday, August 28 at Goldman Field on the UC Berkeley campus. The game would end in a 1-1 tie but was decided in the second minute of overtime by Cal's senior defender Nick Lima, on a header. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.
Cal Bears - 9-5-16
Cal Bears freshman midfielder Mia Corbin (No. 3) advances the ball in their game against the Portland State Pilots on Sunday, August 28 at Goldman Field on the UC Berkeley campus. The scoreless tie at the end of regulation would be decided on a penalty kick in the 78th minute, giving  Cal a 1-0 victory over the  Pilots. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers. 

21st Amendment - 9-5-16
21st Amendment recently opened their San Leandro Brewery, Tasting Room and World Headquarters at 2010 Williams Street in San Leandro. Having outgrown the capacity at their partner brewery in Cold Spring, Minnesota and wanting to bring their beer back to Northern California, a major expansion was undertaken. Photo by Ann Cooke.

21st Amendment - 9-5-16
A distinctive mural resides above the bar at the 21st Amendment location in San Leandro. (A second 21st Amendment location is at 563 Second Street in San Francisco.) 
Photo by Ann Cooke.

21st Amendment - 9-6-16
Ted Whitney, director of marketing for the 21st Amendment, hard at work!
Photo by Ann Cooke.
Gold Rush - 9-5-16 - Rich Yee
The lovely but dangerous Samara is about to come crashing down on Tyler Bateman during a wild mixed tag-team bout featuring Samara and her partner Kaka Meng (standing behind her) and Bateman and Ruby Raze at the Gold Rush Pro Wrestling mash-up on Saturday night, August 27 at The Gold Mine in Pacifica, Calif. An abundance of Villains and Super Heroes made for an exciting and rewarding evening for spectators and participants alike. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

Gold Pro Wrestling - 8-29-16 - Rich Yee
Mr. Goldsworth (rear), an eccentric and stalwart butler in the employ of Mr. Alexander G. Bernard of Gold Rush Pro Wrestling fame, looks on disapprovingly as young fans enjoy copies of the San Francisco Bay Area's hottest sports publication, the renowned Ultimate Sports Guide!  Photo by Rich Yee.
YCC - 9-5-16
The Bay Area Disc Association is in the midst of a fundraiser to expand Youth Ultimate in the San Francisco Bay Area. With support, they will provide youth with the opportunity to learn and play Ultimate at all levels of competition. A wide range of youth growth experiences await, ranging from entry-level clinics to sending youth select teams to the National Championships. Donations are tax-deductible and will expand the youth program's outreach and impact. For more information, click here.
San Francisco Deltas - 9-5-16
The San Francisco Deltas, San Francisco's new pro soccer team, held a Happy Hour at the Kezar Pub in San Francisco recently for their eager fans. Above, public relations manager Brianna Reynaud and stadium operations and fan experience manager Michael Perlmutter proudly display a team banner. For more information, visit Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas
RAAM - 9-5-16
The past year has been busy for Race Across America (RAAM) luminary Marko Baloh (Slovenia). The seven-time RAAM finisher had a great race to close out his 2015 season by winning the overall and the 40-49 age category at the 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships last November in Borrego Springs, Calif., where he completed 502.1 miles at a 21.1 mph average. He then went on to place third in this year's Race Across America, finishing in 10 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes, for a 12.33 mph average. Baloh is returning to Borrego Springs to defend his title on November 4 and 5. Much like last year, the start list for this year's event reads like a RAAM start list with such names as Alberto Blanco (USA), Valerio Zamboni (Monaco), and Herman Bachmann (Switzerland). The women's field will be tough as well with RAAM legend Seana Hogan (USA) and former 24 Hour Mountain Bike World Champion Anna Mei (Italy) competing.  
Photo and caption by Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.
Sports Prep Star of the Week
Joe Curry, Folsom High School, Senior, Football

In his first varsity start at quarterback, Curry showed no signs of fear or uncertainty with the program's high-powered offense resting on his right arm. In fact, Curry turned in the second-best debut for any QB in Folsom history with 564 yards passing and six TDs. He connected on 35 of 42 passes and tossed all six of his scoring strikes in the first half as the Bulldogs opened up a 41-16 lead over Idaho state football power, Coeur d'Alene. Only Jake Browning's 689-yard, 10-TD performance in 2012 was a better first game for a Bulldogs' QB. And the 564 yards was the fourth-best effort in school history. Curry connected with nine different targets, but had his favorites in the opener. He hit sophomore Joe Ngata nine times for 139 yards, and senior Drake Stallworth had a career day with 10 receptions for 246 yards and four TDs, including a 77-yarder. Curry and the Bulldogs host Jesuit-Carmichael this week and play five of their first six games on the team's familiar blue turf where the latest Folsom QB will look to pile up more statistics and wins. Courtesy Sportstars Magazine.
Sportstars -- 9-5-16

Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand.
~ Wes Westrum, MLB catcher and manager

Monday, September 5 through Sunday, September 11
Monday, Sep. 5
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     1:10 p.m.
Oakland Athletics v. Los Angeles Angels, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Visalia Rawhide, 2 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Fresno Grizzlies,
     1:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Bakersfield Blaze, 6:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Sep. 6
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     5:40 p.m.
Oakland Athletics v. Los Angeles Angels, 1:05 p.m
Wednesday, Sep. 7
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     5:40 p.m.
Oakland Athletics v. Los Angeles Angels, 12:35 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Bakersfield Blaze, 7 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     7:05 p.m.
Thursday, Sep. 8
San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:15 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     7:05 p.m.
Friday, Sep. 9
San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks,
     6:40 p.m.
Oakland Athletics v. Seattle Mariners, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:15 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 10
San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks,
     5:10 p.m.
Oakland Athletics v. Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. Seattle Sounders FC,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ LA Galaxy II, 7:30 p.m.
Cal Bears @ San Diego State Aztecs, 7:30 p.m.    
San Jose State Spartans v. Portland State Vikings,
     1:30 p.m.
UC Davis Aggies v. Southern Oregon Raiders,
     6 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs v. Sacramento State Hornets,
     7 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     7:05 p.m.
Sunday, Sep. 11
Oakland Raiders @ New Orleans Saints,
     10 a.m., FOX
San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks,
     1:10 p.m.
Oakland Athletics v. Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Oklahoma City RedHawks,
     6:35 p.m.

Golf Tournaments
       Marathon (GKM)Sept. 11-12, Peacock
      Gap Golf Club, San Rafael, CA
     Sept. 23.  Monarch Bay Golf Course, 13800
      Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro, CA
      Oct. 31,  Sequoyah Country Club,  4550 Heafy
      Road Oakland CA

Minor League Team Affiliations (Hockey)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) -- AHL,  
     American Hockey League
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) -- AHL, 
     American Hockey League

Minor League Team Affiliations
Nashville Sounds (Oakland A's) -- AAA,
     Pacific Coast League
Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants) --
     AAA, Pacific Coast League
San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants) -- Class A
      Advanced Affiliate, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Class A
     Advanced Affiliate,  California League
(BB): Basketball
(M): Men
(W): Women

Cal BB (M): KGO 810 AM
Cal BB (W): Pac-12 Network
Cal football: KGO 810 AM
Fresno Grizzlies: KYNO 1430  AM
Fresno State football: 940 AM ESPN Radio
Golden State Warriors: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game,  KFOX
     102.1/98.5 FM
Sacramento Kings: KHTK 1140 AM
Sacramento River Cats: Talk 650 AM KSTE 
San Francisco 49ers: KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO
     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM
San Francisco Giants: KNBR 680 AM
San Jose Barracuda: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,
      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)
San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio
San Jose SaberCats: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco
San Jose State football: KLIV 1590 AM
Stanford BB (M): KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)
Stanford BB (W): KZSU 90.1 FM
Stanford football: KNBR 1050 AM
Stockton Ports: KWSX 1280 AM
UC Davis football: KTHK 1140 AM
Hotel Durant - 9-6-16
Walter O'Malley
Walter O'Malley, an early sports business innovator
Dr. James Mason - 9-5-16
Dr. James Mason, first sports-management program director
Steve Ballmer
Tech goliath Steve Ballmer owns the Los Angeles Clippers
Vivek Ranadive - 9-5-16
Tech goliath Vivek Ranadive owns the Sacramento Kings
Mark Cuban - 9-5-16
Tech goliath Mark Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks

Andy Dolich -- 2015
A Primer to Finding the Right Sports Career Job

By Andy Dolich

If you have thought about changing careers and believe you have what it takes to enter the world of sports business, here are a few tips.
In the early 1950s, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley looked into his crystal ball and saw a future in which sports organizations would be run by professionally trained business and marketing managers. O'Malley and Clifford Brownell of Columbia University were colleagues who regularly discussed the business of baseball. O'Malley told Brownell the Dodgers lacked future leaders for the team's revenue-generating areas. The Dodgers and Columbia began to outline a master's program that would focus on key sports-business areas such as contract negotiation, ballpark operations, ticket sales, marketing, advertising, public relations and promotion.
When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958 the program discussion ended. However, a doctoral student under Brownell at Columbia named James Mason had by then moved to Ohio University. There, Mason resuscitated the discussions with the Dodgers that led to launching the first sports-management master's curriculum in the U.S. in 1966.
As a 1971 graduate of the Ohio University program, I am amazed that there are now more than 350 educational programs training tomorrow's leaders in the world of sports. Then as now, the ongoing challenge for many graduates is finding viable positions and creating road maps for career advancement.
In a recent talk at a top-10 MBA program, a student asked me what was the one career lesson I learned that could translate to their sports career pursuit. My response: "Subtract the one." The puzzled student said, "What the heck does that mean?" She was going to begin her career at $135,000 working for a Fortune 100 tech giant. "If you want to work in sports, just subtract the one from the first part of your salary [$35,000] in the world of sports," I responded.
I advise many aspiring sports careerists on paths they might follow to maximize their passion, skill set, education, life-work balance, upward mobility, opportunity and bank balance. The thought process from many is that professional team sports is the place to be. The 122 franchises that make up the big four pro sports leagues afford many career opportunities. But today, the three most exciting, dynamic and active career adventures will be found outside the pro sports franchise environment:
1. The business of collegiate athletics.  Changes in the world of collegiate athletics are moving at warp speed with a future that is as exciting and financially rewarding as any discipline in the sports world. Athletic department business models are changing to meet the demands of increased revenue needs. University presidents are running complex businesses, and the old models are being changed around the country.
Collegiate athletic commerce is big business, with close to 2,000 athletic departments throughout the U.S. garnering a total of $25.5 billion in media rights and attracting over 190 million fans. The boom is being fueled by the rise of the multiplatform digital network (e.g., PAC-12 and Big 10 networks); video on demand; live streaming; new facility construction; conference realignment; new companies focusing on fan segmentation, fan engagement and analytics; and the growth of dynamic pricing and paperless ticketing.
The University of San Francisco recently embarked on a new 100% online focused master's degree program in the business of collegiate sports. This customized curriculum focuses on the broadcast and digital networks, branding and marketing agencies, conference offices, ticketing solution agencies, retail and merchandising partners, sponsorship firms, sports technology businesses, and collegiate licensing companies that make up the broader collegiate athletics industry. (For more information, visit
Schools large and small are realizing that campuswide revenue-generating business strategy is the way to go. There is an increasing demand for skilled, educated professionals ready to tackle the dynamic changes occurring in the intercollegiate marketplace.
2. Tech goliaths.  Many of these billion-dollar businesses are just now figuring out the lure of sports in building future user loyalty. If you have a sports business background, they will be looking for you. There are few if any stock options for employees who work in pro sports. In the tech business you may get rich and buy your own franchise -- think Steve Ballmer, Vivek Ranadivé, Mark Cuban.
We live in the center of innovation in Northern California. The multiplatform digital delivery of sports on a growing global basis is showing these companies there is gold in sports. For the most part, sports fans stay loyal to their teams and leagues, and that avidity is a perfect match to their favorite forms of technology.
3. Global sports organizations. Sports has joined the global languages of science, religion, art and music. Olympics, World Cups, team ownership and broadcast networks are shrinking the sports world. If I were entering the business today, I would focus on becoming fluent in at least one other language. If you are a U.S.-based sports manager with a sense of adventure, the opportunities are immense. Join the sports business, see the world!

The seeds of innovation that Walter O'Malley planted have matured into a vast educational network of institutions that are training the future leaders of the sports industry.
                                                       *      *      *      *      *
Andy Dolich has worked as an executive in all four major sports leagues, including the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. He is the managing director and head of U.S. Sports Practice for Odgers Berndstson, the UK's leading executive search firm, and director of Career Development for the University of San Francisco's online master's program in the Business of Collegiate Athletics.

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San Leandro Chamber - Footgolf - 8-15-16
2016 US Makers Cup Golf and Footgolf Tournament
US Markers Cup video
 Join us on September 23, at the Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro. Contests include Hole in One, Closest to the Hole, Putting Contest and
Footgolf Best Dressed.
For more information  click this link to the San Leandro Chamber website.

Golf in the Kingdom
Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom Marathon Coming To Marin County  

Celebrate human potential through sports while refining your inner golf game at the 6th annual Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom Marathon (GKM) on September 11-12 at Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael, California.

Join PGA Tour Champions players Bobby Clampett and World Long Drive Champion Eric Jones, plus 1971 Cy Young award-winner and former pitcher with the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants, Vida Blue, and other local sports celebrities in a benefit for ITP International, a non-profit organization that stewards the groundbreaking work of Golf in the Kingdom author, Michael Murphy, and human potential visionary George Leonard.

For an informative video, click here

Proceeds benefit ITP International and the San Francisco Junior Giants, a charity serving over 22,000 at-risk boys and girls in Northern California. The registration fee for the two-day event is $450. Separately, the fee to participate in Monday's Golf in the Kingdom Marathon is $350, and $200 for Sunday's Golfing in the Zone Clinic.

To register as a player or for more information, visit or call (888) 366-9213.
Jewish Induction - 9-6-16
 Partial List of Presenters
Jennifer Azzi, Chris Dorst, Bob Haas, 
Allen Kaplan, Susan Ortwein, Joan Ryan,
Barry Tompkins

Highly Recommended!

Oaks Card Club - 6-20-16

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(510) 653-4456

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San Francisco 49ers & Oakland Raiders Schedules

San Francisco 49ers Preseason Schedule
Date                       Opponent                        Time          TV
Sun., Aug. 14       Houston Texans            4 p.m.     KPIX 5
Sat., Aug. 20        @ Denver Broncos       6 p.m.     KPIX 5
Fri,, Aug. 26          Green Bay Packers      7 p.m.     KPIX 5
Thur., Sep. 1         @ San Diego Chargers    7 p.m.     KPIX 5
San Francisco 49ers Season Schedule
Week      Date         Opponent                        Time           TV
1   Mon., Sept. 12   Los Angeles Rams     7:20 p.m.   ESPN
2   Sun., Sept.  18  @ Carolina Panthers   10 a.m.      FOX
3   Sun, Sept. 25    @ Seattle Seahawks   1:05 p.m.   FOX
4   Sun., Oct. 2        Dallas Cowboys           1:25 p.m.   FOX
5   Thurs., Oct. 6     Arizona Cardinals         5:25 p.m.  
6*  Sun., Oct. 16    @ Buffalo Bills                10 a.m.       FOX
7*  Sun., Oct. 23    Tampa Bay Bucs             1:05 p.m.   FOX
8*  Sun., Oct. 30    BYE Week
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     New Orleans Saints        1:05 p.m.   FOX
10*  Sun., Nov. 13   @ Arizona Cardinals    1:25 p.m.   FOX
11*  Sun., Nov. 20   New England Patriots   1:25 p.m.   CBS
12*  Sun., Nov. 27   @ Miami Dolphins         10 a.m.      FOX
13*  Sun., Dec. 4     @ Chicago Bears          10 a.m.      FOX
14*  Sun., Dec. 11   New York Jets                1:05 p.m.   CBS
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ Atlanta Falcons        1:05 p.m.   FOX
16    Sat., Dec. 24    @ Los Angeles Rams  1:25 p.m.   FOX
17*   Sun., Jan. 1     Seattle Seahawks         1:25 p.m.   FOX
 All times Pacific
*  Beginning with Week 6 and excluding Week 16, 49ers kickoff times are eligible to be "flexed" into the Sunday-night window.
Oakland Raiders Preseason Schedule
Date                     Opponent                        Time        TV
Fri., Aug. 12        @ Arizona Cardinals     7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Thurs., Aug. 18   @ Green Bay Packers   5 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Sat., Aug. 27        Tennessee Titans           5 p.m.   CBS
Thurs., Sept. 1     Seattle Seahawks          7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU

Oakland Raiders Season Schedule
Week      Date        Opponent                          Time            TV     
1   Sun., Sept. 11   @ New Orleans Saints   10 a.m.        FOX
2   Sun., Sept. 18    Atlanta Falcons                1:25 p.m.    CBS
3   Sun., Sept. 25   @ Tennessee Titans       10 a.m.       CBS
4   Sun., Oct. 2      @ Baltimore Ravens         10 a.m.       CBS
5*  Sun., Oct. 9      San Diego Chargers         1:25 p.m.    CBS
6*  Sun., Oct. 16   Kansas City Chiefs             1:05 p.m.    CBS
7*  Sun., Oct. 23   @ Jacksonville Jaguars     10 a.m.      CBS
8*  Sun., Oct. 30   @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 a.m.     CBS
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     Denver Broncos                   5:30 p.m.   NBC
10*   BYE Week
11*   Mon., Nov. 21  Houston Tex. (Mex. City)   5:30 p.m. ESPN
12*   Sun., Nov. 27   Carolina Panthers           1:25 p.m.    CBS
13*   Sun., Dec. 4     Buffalo Bills                       1:05 p.m.    CBS
14*   Thurs., Dec. 8  @ Kansas City Chiefs      5:25 p.m.
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ San Diego Chargers  1:25 p.m.    CBS
16    Sat., Dec. 24     Indianapolis Colts           1:05 p.m.    CBS
17    Sun., Jan. 1      @ Denver Broncos          1:25 p.m.    CBS
All times Pacific
* Subject to change due to flexible scheduling.

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Sports bars we recommend visiting or living in


Below is a list of sports bars we recommend for all your sports viewing needs. Each is a worthy institution and they have the added distinction of also being longtime Ultimate Sports Guide advertisers. When you stop in, please extend our thanks.


San Francisco

Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street

The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street

Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street

The Chieftain, 198 5th Street

Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street

Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny

Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard

The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center

Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street

Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street

Jullian's, 101 4th Street

The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street

Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street

Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue

Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street

Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M

Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street


East Bay

Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park Street, Alameda

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

The Cooler, 1517 East 14th Street, San Leandro

Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland

Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez

Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland

Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton

The Englander Sports Pub, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch Street, Alameda

Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland

Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro

Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward

George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland

Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland

Henry's Sports Bar & GastroPub / Hotel Durant, Berkeley

Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland

Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda

Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore

McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek

Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek

Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road

Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville

Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda

Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland

Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda

Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole

Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro

Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland

Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek

Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek



7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.



The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame



Capers Eat & Drink, 1710 West Campbell   


Fair Oaks

Players Sports Pub, 4060 Sunrise Blvd.


Half Moon Bay 

Cameron's Restaurant Pub & Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Hwy

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road


Foster City 

The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive  


Palo Alto 

Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real


Point Richmond

Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue   


San Jose 

Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive

Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway

Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara

Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.    


San Rafael 

Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue


Santa Clara

City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue


Santa Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    



Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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